Last night's chicken adobo turned out delicious, much better than the first time I tried it. Here's what I did:
4 chicken thighs
4 potatoes, cut up in large pieces
2 onions, cut up in large pieces
8 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
3 bay leaves
1 T. black peppercorns
1c. soy sauce
enough water to cover
Adjust soy sauce and vinegar to your own taste; I like the broth quite dark.
Bring to boil and simmer about an hour.
Serve with or without the broth. I prefer it without.
In the Philippines this dish is served with rice.
(Sorry, no pic of the chicken adobo, next time I make it I'll try to remember to do so.)
Yesterday I got another of the bamboo leaf packets, this time instead of red bean paste it had some kind of fruit with a large pit and a tough skin, I suspect it may be haw berries. Here are some pics:
And some very unfortunate packaging on a chocolate bar... look closely at the illustration on the package. Mmmmmmm... intestines. With a name and picture like that, I had to buy it and photograph it for posterity.